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Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

6,392 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 6,392
Reviews: 2,190
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 199
Gots: 538 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Bear Republic Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This hoppy American IPA is a full bodied beer brewed with American pale and crystal malts, and heavily hopped with Chinook, Cascade, Columbus and Centennial. There's a trophy in every glass.

2009 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – GOLD
2009 Colorado State Fair – Best of Show
2006 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER
2005 Great American Beer Festival® American-Style Strong Pale Ale – SILVER
1999 Great American Beer Festival® India Pale Ale - GOLD

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 03-27-2002)
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Photo of TheHoppiest
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a mug. Pours a slightly cloudy gold, with a 1/2" of white foamy head. Decent carbonation keeps the bubble floating up from the bottom.

Has a spicy, citrus aroma, with hints of honey, straw and grass.

Lemon pith, pepper spice, and hints of pine combine for a tasty bitter start. White pine flavor increases toward the finish, with a nicely hopped conclusion that leaves the tongue dry.

Medium bodied, the feel is clean, relatively crisp and refreshing, with enough hops to produce a bit of tingle on the tongue and gums.

One of my favorites, Racer 5 is a solid, go-to IPA like Two-Hearted, 60 Minute, White Rajah, or Commodore Perry. If you haven't tried it yet, you're missing out on a classic.

TheHoppiest, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of NiceTaps
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a room temp pint glass.

A- golden-orance color with a fluffy one-finger+ head. Good carbonation and lots of lacing. It's a bit less hazy than most of its kind.

S- pine and citrus, very mild aroma for this style.

T-some sweet maltiness followed by citrus hop bitterness. Nice balance.

M-good body and carbonation, yet light and drinkable. Easy on the palate.

O-very solid American IPA, quite drinkable as well at 7%.

NiceTaps, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of hayesjw
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

hayesjw, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of Njstoutlover23
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Njstoutlover23, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of od_sf
4/5  rDev -4.5%

od_sf, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of JimGlonke
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

JimGlonke, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of sanitysessions
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

sanitysessions, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of countchunkula
4/5  rDev -4.5%

countchunkula, Apr 26, 2012
Photo of acat25
4/5  rDev -4.5%

acat25, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of ATXRyan
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

ATXRyan, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of mscott1975
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

mscott1975, Apr 25, 2012
Photo of Daniel9913
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Daniel9913, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of DelicateDelirium
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

DelicateDelirium, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of Frankieteardrop
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Frankieteardrop, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of Gatch
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap @ Nimbus American Bistro & Brewery in Scottsdale, AZ.

A: Golden-yellow. White head. Good looking IPA.

S: Strong American hops. Dry citrus stands out. Mellow malt.

T: Balanced American hops. Heavy on pine and citrus. Good malt at the back.

M: Carbonation is perfect. Smooth. Easy to drink.

O: Awesome IPA. One of the standards for the style.

Gatch, Apr 24, 2012
Photo of HoppyBeerSista
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

HoppyBeerSista, Apr 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

ejh06752, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of brenjames
4/5  rDev -4.5%

brenjames, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of MrBillyMac
4/5  rDev -4.5%

MrBillyMac, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of TheSixthRing
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a golden hay with orange tint. 1.5 Finger white head with decent retention. Lacing average, but sticky.

Smell - Floral and grassy hops, with a bit of citrus in the mix. A unique smell here, to be sure.

Taste - Nice blend of citrus hops here. The malt blend gives it a bit of earthy dirtiness, but nothing off-putting.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Decent carbonation leads to a fairly good bite.

Overall - A solid IPA. I've had a plethora of beers in this style; this one lands in the 70 percentile.

TheSixthRing, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of Sicem99
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Sicem99, Apr 21, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

njport, Apr 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

StevieDavie, Apr 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

pandatron, Apr 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

waffles, Apr 18, 2012
Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 6,392 ratings.